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Nigel Cassidy

Companies vying to build nuclear power stations told to cut electricity prices

Nigel Cassidy
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Share Radio Breakfast

Companies vying to build nuclear power stations told to cut electricity prices
Companies vying to build nuclear power stations in the UK have been told they must offer lower electricity prices than that approved for the Hinkley Point plant last year. Government officials have indicated that future projects will be expected to deliver a discount of at least 15-20% on the price of electricity from the £18bn Hinkley plant in Somerset - a settlement widely criticised for its high cost. To discuss this further, Dr Jenifer Baxter, Head of Energy and Environment at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, joined Nigel Cassidy on Share Radio Breakfast.
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Dr Jenifer Baxter


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Simon Rose

Market Wrap: UK unemployment flat at 11-year low

Simon Rose
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The Share Radio Evening Show

Market Wrap: UK unemployment flat at 11-year low
Share Radio's Simon Rose brings you Market Wrap, a roundup of what's been happening in the businesses of Britain and the world. To help put the day's events in context, Simon was joined by Garry White, Chief Investment Commentator at Charles Stanley Direct, and Paul Sedgewick Head of Investments at Frank Investments. On today's show: UK unemployment has remained flat at 4.8%, the lowest level since 2005; Tata Steel workers have voted in favour of pension cuts in order to save 8,000 jobs; and finally, Lloyds of London have introduced a booze ban.
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Paul Sedgwick, Garry White


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Ed Bowsher

UK wage growth slows and inflation rises

Ed Bowsher
Original Broadcast:

Share Radio Afternoon

UK wage growth slows and inflation rises
Figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) revealed that UK unemployment stayed flat at 4.8% in the last quarter of 2016, an 11-year low. Wages growth slowed down, growing by 2.6%, below the consensus forecast of 2.8%. John Philpott, Economist and Director of The Jobs Economist, an online think tank specialising in labour market issues, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher to discuss.
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John Philpott


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Ed Bowsher

Solid UK employment stats but productivity still poor

Ed Bowsher
Original Broadcast:

Share Radio Afternoon

Solid UK employment stats but productivity still poor
Today's UK job market figures were encouraging with unemployment flat but wage growth was less than expected and productivity remained sluggish. And in the US, interest rates are back in the headlines with Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen indicating rate rises. Ben Kumar, investment manager at Seven Investment Management, joined Share Radio's senior analyst for more on this.
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Ben Kumar


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Georgie Frost

Universal basic income would guarantee a basic salary for everyone

Georgie Frost
Original Broadcast:

Share Radio Morning

Universal basic income would guarantee a basic salary for everyone
From trials in Finland to the subject of a Labour Party working group, universal basic income is making headlines. The idea would see everyone get a guaranteed basic salary. It's is hoped this could address growing social problems as well as encouraging more entrepreneurial behaviour. To find out more about how it could work in Britain our reporter Tom Hill spoke to founder member of the Basic Income Earth Network, Guy Standing.
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Guy Standing


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Ed Bowsher

'Liquid lunch' banned for Lloyd's workers

Ed Bowsher
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Share Radio Afternoon

'Liquid lunch' banned for Lloyd's workers
City-based insurance marketplace Lloyd's of London has told its employees they can't drink from 9 to 5. But will a booze ban work? And when alcohol is common while doing business, how can workers say no? For more Share Radio's Ed Bowsher spoke with Laura Willoughby, co-founder of Club Soda, a group helping people cut back on alcohol.
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Laura Willoughby


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Georgie Frost

The latest inflation figures are at 1.8% - the highest in 2 and a half years

Georgie Frost
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Share Radio Morning

The latest inflation figures are at 1.8% - the highest in 2 and a half years
Georgie Frost was joined by independent financial expert Martyn James. Today on the agenda, they discussed how millions of families are "just about managing" and are on the tipping point of falling into poverty. Plus they look into the latest UK inflation figures, which came in at 1.8% - the highest in two and a half years. All these stories and more on The News Review.
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Martyn James


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Georgie Frost

Currency headwinds haven't stirred Heineken's continued rise in revenue

Georgie Frost
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Share Radio Morning

Currency headwinds haven't stirred Heineken's continued rise in revenue
Joining Georgie to discuss what the main market headlines of the morning are is Share Radio's Nigel Cassidy. How did the markets react overnight to Yellen's comment that it may be "appropriate" for the central bank to raise interest rates at one of its upcoming meetings. Heineken has reported a rise in full-year earnings and revenue, despite continued currency headwinds. Qinetiq, the defence technology specialist - trading in the third-quarter was “as expected” and expectations for the current financial year remain unchanged.
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Nigel Cassidy


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Georgie Frost

UKIP leader Paul Nuttall has apologised for false hillsborough claims

Georgie Frost
Original Broadcast:

Share Radio Morning

UKIP leader Paul Nuttall has apologised for false hillsborough claims
UKIP leader Paul Nuttall's apologised for false claims on his website that he lost close friends in the Hillsborough disaster. His press officer Lynda Roughley has offered her resignation - saying she's "entirely responsible" for the comments. To discuss this and more of this morning political headlines, Share Radio's Georgie Frost was joined by Billy Bambrough, Editor of economics and business website Verdict.co.uk
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Billy Bambrough


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Nigel Cassidy

3 in 4 of UK consumers think prices have risen and expect more rapid rises to come

Nigel Cassidy
Original Broadcast:

Share Radio Breakfast

3 in 4 of UK consumers think prices have risen and expect more rapid rises to come
Yesterday brought the latest UK inflation figures, which came in at 1.8% - the highest for two and half years. Right on cue a report has been released by GfK, a market research institute, looked into consumer attitudes to prices. They asked about views of how prices have developed over the last 12 months, and expectations for the next 12 months. Joining Nigel in the studio is Joe Staton, Head of Market Dynamics at GfK to give his analysis.
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Joe Staton


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